Toast Special Friends Near and Far During Friendship Week

AFM1AFM2This year, Friendship Week is August 21st through August 27th.

This is the time to let your friends know just how special they are and what they mean to you.

Friends are special gifts who then deserve something special during Friendship Week.

You can spend time with them, call them to let them know you are thinking of them, or send them a special gift like flowers or a tasty gift.

Here are some ideas from our collections of flowers and gifts:

  • Roseheart offers a dozen roses arranged low and compact with two French tulips standing tall in the center with a heart made of bear grass.AFM4
  • Pink Lady has 50 hot pink roses arranged with tropical foliage, hot pink rocks, and design accents.
  • Pinkwater has a white hydrangea base with pink starfighters and pink roses. The flowers are arranged in a clear cylinder vase that has wire and pink acrylic rocks.
  • Hydrangea Elegance has a white hydrangea base with a spray of purple dendrobium orchids and yellow tiger lilies.
  • The Pike features pink roses, liastris, purple calla lilies, purple and green hydrangea, curly willow and acrylic rocks.AFM5
  • On the delicious side, we have an online bakery with fresh baked goods from a local Long Beach bakery. This includes the Sweets and Snacks Tray with cinnamon twists, palmiers, raspberry almond bars, coconut-chocolate chip-walnut bars, and guava cream cheese bars. Other goodies include Godiva Belgian Chocolates, including a 19-piece assortment.
  • We also have balloons and balloon bouquets, greeting cards, teddy bears, chocolates, and green and blooming plants.AFM3

Most of these and the rest of our collection are available to ship throughout the United States and, of course, all over the Long Beach area. Just call us, visit our Long Beach flower shop, or go online to our website.

Celebrate National Smile Week in Long Beach

AFM1The second week of August is designated as National Smile Week.AFM2

This is a week to focus on the positive things we can do to bring a smile to the face of others in our lives or even complete strangers we see throughout the day.

It’s important to think about how we can say nice things or even just a “hello” or “thank you” that could add a smile to someone else’s face.AFM3

We have a wide selection of beautiful and bright flowers that are bound to make someone else smile.

Each of these stunning arrangements can show your friends, family, colleagues or clients just how much you care about them during this special week and the whole year round:

  • Graceful Gerberas contains 13 assorted colors of this bold and beautiful daisy arranged in a clear glass vase.
  • Long Beach Daisy Delight features orange roses and gerberas, hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, curly willow and spray roses.AFM4
  • Sunny Sunflowers is a vase full of sunshine, overflowing with numerous sunflowers.
  • Pretty in Pink is a small floral design that features ranunculus, lilies, hot pink roses and bouvardia in a low cylindrical vase.
  • Calla Light features white calla lilies, hydrangea, and roses arranged in a clear glass rectangular vase with a foliage bow.AFM5
  • Lovely Larkspur has larkspur, alstromeria, casa blanca lilies, carnations and daisy poms in a ginger jar vase wrapped in a pink polka-dot ribbon.
  • Purple Pizazz has purple allay lilies and roses in a glass cube accented with greenery.
  • Simple Elegance has white cymbidium orchids, casa blanca lilies, tulips, hydrangea, snapdragons, wax flower and ruscus arranged in an open floral design style.AFM6

You can order in our Long Beach flower shop, call us, or go to our website.

Most of these selections ship around the U.S. as well as throughout the Long Beach area.

Don’t miss out on making someone smile during National Smile Week!

Our Long Beach Showroom is Blooming with Summer Flowers and Great Gifts

AFM1AFM2While we encourage you to use our website on their computers, smartphones, and tablets, we really enjoy when you decide to come into our Long Beach flower shop and check out what we have on display for flower arrangements, bouquets, centerpieces and more, including contemporary floral designs.

This summer season is no different. We have added all types of great summer flowers, summer plants, and summer gifts to our Long Beach showroom that we would love you to come in and check out for those on your list that you plan on buying gifts for as well as for any upcoming events or even for your own home décor.AFM3

Here is a sampling of some of the floral items you can see in our Long Beach showroom this summer:

  • Gracefully Elegant has gerbera daisies, lilies, alstromeria, snapdragons and roses in various shades of pink along with an array of greenery.AFM4
  • The Suns of Belmont Shore shows off those gorgeous sunflowers along with blue delphinium and alstromeria.
  • Calla Light features white roses, hydrangea, and calla lilies in a clear glass rectangle vase.
  • Lovely Larkspur has larkspur as its central feature surrounded by alstromeria, casa blanca lilies, carnations, and daisy poms in a ginger jar.
  • U Ray includes birds of paradise, pin cushion protea, red ginger, carnations, ti leaf, curly willow, variegated pittosporum and assorted tropical greenery in an isometric dish.AFM6
  • Bubble Bowl Design has pastel roses and white lilies in a bubble bowl bouquet.
  • Epicurean Delight is a great example of our luxury flower arrangements with high-end flowers like roses, tulips, cymbidium orchids and hydrangea in a cylindrical glass vase that has been lined with decorative foliage.
  • Allen’s Flowerland is a beautiful floral display with orange tulips, hot pink dahlias, yellow roses, lavender calla lilies, white hydrangea, and seeded eucalyptus in a glass cube vase that has been lined with river rocks.AFM7

Come on by and check it out. We’d love to meet more of our customers and enjoy spending time getting to know you.

Celebrating Friends Around the World on International Friendship Day

AFM1July 30th is International Friendship Day, which is another day to recognize the amazing friends you may have in all corners of the globe.

You may not be able to talk every day but you know they are there for you and you for them if needed.AFM2

These special people can be reminded on this special occasion day with a great bouquet of flowers or a stunning flower arrangement.

Here are some ideas for you from our flower collection:

  • Summertime Roses is a bubble bowl full of 12 mixed color roses for a gorgeous display.
  • Summer Salsa offers orange, coral, and purple hues with roses, orchids, and dahlias as well as sunflowers in a clear glass vase that has been lined with unique leaves.
  • The Summer Flower Basket is a wicker-handled basket that contains summer flowers like mixed carnations and daisies.AFM3
  • The Iris Daisy Basket contains Scotch broom, leather leaf, iris, daisies and more displayed in a woven basket.
  • Something’s Wild has snapdragons, hydrangea, birds of paradise, gerbera daisies, protea, antherium and dendrobium orchids as well as tropical greenery all within a clear vase.
  • Gracefully Elegant has alstromeria, gerbera daisies, roses, snapdragons, lilies and more in various shades of pink.

You can also visit our Long Beach flower shop to check out more gift ideas for International Friendship Day or work with our floral design team on a custom flower arrangement or bouquet. AFM4

While we do deliver within Long Beach and around the country, we do also handle international deliveries through our network of florists around the world. We also have greeting cards and other special gifts in our Long Beach showroom that can enhance your gift for International Friendship Day.AFM5

If your friends are local, we also have gift baskets, green plants, and an online bakery of freshly made treats that can show your love.

However, we cannot offer same day delivery and require at least three business days in advance for a specific delivery date. AFM6International orders must be done by phone or in our Long Beach flower shop.

Thank You for Voting Us as a Favorite Long Beach Florist!

A5In May, we were voted as favorite florist in Long Beach by the readers of the Long Beach Press-Telegram in their annual Readers’ Choice contest.

AFM5Each year, the newspaper holds this contest and collects votes from readers who represent the local community. Their job is to judge the best local businesses, including restaurants, clubs, shops, salons and many other retail and service-based businesses throughout the Long Beach area.

We feel so honored that our customers have selected us as their favorite florist in Long Beach. We’ve dedicated numerous decades to continually improving our service and providing an exceptional in-store and online experience for everyone.

We so enjoy getting to know our customers and having them feel comfortable enough to linger in our store and share their ideas for new products that we could offer for them. That also helps us to better understand what they need and want from us so we can include that going forward.

Each year, our goal is also to raise the bar on ourselves so we continue providing that exceptional customer experience in our Long Beach flower shop as well as through our website where it is much harder to recreate a truly enjoyable experience.AFM8

However, in-store, through our taco cart events and online, through extras like our online bakery, we are continuing to see how we can enhance that experience so that customers return, again and again. Additionally, we plan on adding more products and options for our customers both in our Long Beach flower shop and to our online store as well as continue our commitment to value-based pricing.AFM3

Lastly, we are open to feedback and regularly seek it out on our social media channels and through in-store exchanges so that we know what we could be doing better or what would help our customers even more with everything from decorating and gift-giving to event planning. It’s important we hear from the customers that love us so we can continue to enjoy a long-lasting relationship and grow together.

Again, thank you for voting us into this prestigious award! We look forward to what’s to come!

Enjoy the Special Eating Days in July

AFM3While every month has its special occasion days that are to be celebrated, July has a lot of really tasty special food days.

These special days or eating events include the fact that July is National Hot Dog Month. Here is a list of other special July food days:

  • National Sugar Cookie Day – July 9
  • Pecan Pie Day – July 12
  • National Ice Cream Day – July 17
  • Lollipop Day – July 20
  • National Junk Food Day – July 21
  • Milk Chocolate Day – July 28
  • Cheesecake Day – July 30

You can choose to celebrate these with a special barbecue or party or just send a special gift to a favorite friend or loved one.AFM4

They all sound so delicious that you may find yourself enjoying and celebrating more than one this month.

We have a few goodies in our online bakery and gift shop that might make it even easier to get involved in these special July food days.

Our online bakery was created in partnership with a local Long Beach bakery that makes all their items fresh every day so you have the best quality items to enjoy yourself or to send to loved ones.AFM2

Here are some of the goodies we offer:

  • The Brownie Assortment offers mouth-watering chocolate brownie triangles that are covered types of icing. You can opt to get 12, 18, or 24 brownies.
  • The Chocolate is the Answer Cookie Assortment contains a wide array of flavors. This assortment offers chocolate dipped heart cookies, chocolate chip cookies, almond biscotti, walnut bars, chocolate ganache-filled butter cookies, coconut bars and chocolate chip bars. You can get 16, 20, or 24 cookies.
  • Our Chocolate Dipped Strawberries feature large, ripe strawberries dipped in rich chocolate. On top of the already scrumptious chocolate, we add a drizzle of white chocolate. Quantities include 6, 8, or 12 strawberries.
  • We also feature Godiva Belgian Chocolates. This 19-piece assortment comes with classic favorites and intriguing textures. It is delivered in a classic box with two-toned ribbon.AFM1

Orders for the online bakery must be placed online through our website and are available for delivery only in the local Long Beach area.

July Offers Family-Centered Special Days to Celebrate with Flowers

AFM1While 4th of July is typically the only celebration that comes to mind during this summer month, there are a surprising number of special days throughout the month.

Many are dedicated to food while others are focused on family and the tight bond that only family creates.

In July, the many special family-oriented days include:

  • July 24 is Cousin’s Day and Parents’ Day
  • July 26 is Aunt and Uncle Day
  • July 30 is Father-in-Law Day

AFM2There are many ways to celebrate these special family days. Of course, the best is to spend it with these family members that you are toasting. However, that’s now always possible because summer is a busy time or everyone is spread out across the country.

If you can’t get together on these special family days in July, you can send a special gift like a bold and stunning display of summer flowers from our special seasonal collection.

While some of the flower arrangements offered here might just be available for Long Beach delivery, others can be sent across the country through our affiliate network of flower shop partners.AFM3

Check out these gift ideas for special July celebrations:

  • Sunflowers of Long Beach offers a flower field display of sunflowers, yarrow, Monte Casino, delphinium and alstromeria in a clear glass gathering vase that has been tied with raffia to represent its California style.
  • Something’s Wild features snapdragons, birds of paradise, protea, hydrangea, gerbera daisies, antherium, dendrobium orchids and tropical greenery in a clear vase.
  • Suns of Belmont Shore has blue delphinium, sunflowers, and alstromeria in a large vase.
  • The Country Basket is an apple basket that has been filled with summer flowers in shades of pink, white, and yellow.
  • Gracefully Elegant offers gerbera daisies, snapdragons, roses, lilies and alstromeria in various shades of pink.AFM6
  • The Dazzler has a mix of red, yellow, and purple flowers that include roses, alstromeria, gerbera daisies, snapdragons and chrysanthemums.

Many more floral styles and are available online through our website and in our Long Beach flower shop.

Don’t forget that we also have green and blooming plants, gift baskets, and chocolates that all are special ways to celebrate these July days.

You can also work directly with our floral design team on a custom flower arrangement.

Contact us today and place your orders for these special July celebrations through our website, by phone, or in-store.

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